With Germany and France having been engaged in selling weapons to Australia since the 1950s Japan is feeling the competition. Arms sellers have to sell to many interest groups. The arms buying public are concerned about jobs and taxpayer's money. Arms buying governments, like the Abbott Government, also need to play a positive role in selling. The Abbott Government's reputation has been changing every 3 months or so - some times for the worse.
Below are some snippets reflecting what the Japanese submarine delegation experienced in Adelaide today.